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Articles from the May 6, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 6, 2018

Race is on - again - for racino

CLOVIS — As the state starts accepting applications for its sixth racino license, eastern New Mexico is poised to have at least two horses in the race. Projects proposed for Tucumcari and Clovis will be among those competing for the state’s last... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 6, 2018

Murder threats at Cannon posted online

CLOVIS — An anonymous tip almost three months ago to the FBI was the start of an investigation still active into online threats of mass murder at Cannon Air Force Base, court records show. On Feb. 17, a tipster in Niceville, Florida, reported “a...

 
 News    May 6, 2018

Candidate Q&As: Roosevelt County sheriff

Malin Parker and Darrell Chenault, both Republicans, are seeking a four-year term as Roosevelt County sheriff. Parker is the incumbent. Candidates were given the same questions, and asked to answer... Full story

 

Pages past - May 6

On this date ... 1988: Play Incorporated was in its first full day as the new lease holder of Clovis' YMCA facility after gaining the property through a revised lease agreement approved by the Clovis...

 
 News    May 6, 2018

Local roundup - May 6

Grass fire chars 30-40 acres CLOVIS - A grass fire southwest of Clovis on Saturday consumed about 30 to 40 acres, but no structures were burned and no injuries reported, officials said. Firefighters...

 
 News    May 6, 2018

Meetings calendar - May 6

Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday • Clovis Senior Center Plan and Design Task Force — 11 a.m. at Clovis City Hall, 320 N. Connelly St.,...

 
 News    May 6, 2018

Events calendar - May 6

Today • Tucumcari Rawhide Days — All day at various locations in Tucumcari. The city will be transformed into an Old West town to commemorate the filming of the television series “Rawhide” in Tucumcari. Information: 505-720-2195 • Wind...

 

Navajo Nation's come long way since Long Walk

The Navajo Nation is commemorating an important milestone this year, the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1868 and the return of the Diné people to their ancestral homeland. From 1863 through 1866, more than 11,500 Navajos were marched to Bosque...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    May 6, 2018

Don't put prejudices into actions

With the rare exception of using song titles a little too salty for Sunday newspaper reader sensibilities — in which case he gently suggests an effective alternative — my editor has never reined m...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    May 6, 2018

The Dad lives on in stories, memories

The silence is deafening. We lost my dad, Tom Dobson, on April 11. He was 80 years old, and filled with the same impish spirit that day, just like he was for his entire time on earth. He was ready. We...

 
 By Wendel J. Sloan    News    May 6, 2018

Starring in her own life

PORTALES - Those who know her professionally might be surprised to learn sociologist Chelsea Starr played in California rock bands in the 1990s. Growing up in Orange County, California, Starr had the... Full story

 

Native daughter called to preach

Sodaricka Phillips was born and raised in Portales. She is the daughter of Danny Thomas Kendrick and Debra Jean Walker Kendrick. Both of her parents were preachers. Throughout high school she particip...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 6, 2018

Never knew antique shopping was so fun

I never saw myself antique shopping on vacation but after a recent close encounter in an antique store that might change. I like watching the show American Pickers on television. They always educate...

 

Add some dazzle with these accessories

In most cases, accessories can make a boring look more fabulous. One of my top five favorite accessories are earrings and there are some stellar options out there. In a time when it's totally okay to...

 

School menus - May 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, seasoned green beans, cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Soft taco w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned...

 

One step dye products covered on show

Information on using vintage crates and old boards, diet and lifestyle changes to ensure a good night’s sleep and water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on...

 

Club notes - May 6

Curry County Retired Educators President Eileen Massey welcomed attendees, including guest speaker, Patsy Delk, a local artist. After giving listeners a bit of her personal history as a long-time teacher and artist, Delk spoke of her interest in and...

 

Senior calendar - May 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 6, 2018

Wildcats advance in baseball playoffs

CLOVIS — Small ball proved a recipe for success Saturday as the Clovis Wildcats advanced in the Class 6A baseball playoffs, tying a school record for wins in the process. Slowly, but surely, the... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 6, 2018

Portales staves off West Las Vegas to punch quarterfinals ticket

PORTALES — It's not easy going up against a hard-throwing, left-handed pitcher, but the Rams found a way, like they seemingly always do. Portales' baseball team had a four-run third inning to take...

 

Clovis boys repeat as district champs

ALBUQUERQUE — Heading into the weekend, Clovis’ boys track and field team was looking to repeat as District 2-6A champions and get state-qualified in the 800-meter run. Mission accomplished on both fronts. Clovis won the two-day meet at Albuquerq...

 

Track streak ended

PORTALES — They say that all good things must come to an end, and for the Portales boys track and field team, that meant ending its 4A-District 4 title streak. The Rams' streak ended at three straig...

 

10 straight for Portales softball team

ALBUQUERQUE — It’s good to be queen. Portales softball is probably feeling that way, after winning a 10th consecutive district title on Friday night, following a regular season-ending doubleheader at Hope Christian. The Rams took Game 1, 8-5 to...

 

Small-school meet concludes

ALBUQUERQUE — For several small school local track and field athletes, Saturday was an opportunity to realize their dreams and become state champions at the 2018 NMAA State Track and field championships. Indeed, several different athletes from...

 

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